Asteraceae
Gnaphalium uliginosum

Marsh Cudweed

Erect to spreading, many short branches, entirely covered with white or gray matted hairs. Leaves narrow to linear, wider near top, tips pointed, on stem and flower stalks. Flower heads cluster at stalk ends, small, somewhat hidden in wool and longer overlapping leaves. Flower heads bell-shaped, bearing more than 100 pistillate flowers, 4–5 bisexual; cups pale green at base ; bracts tipped dark brown to black. Grows in moist to wet places. Uliginosum means "growing in swamps or wet places."

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Year Long
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1--10 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Columbia Basin, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No